PK is just OK!
I went for PK with very high expectations. I wouldn’t say that it’s a bad film. It’s subtly funny, carries a message (too obvious one) and bores you in places.
Putting it simply, PK is an “OH MY GOD” déja vü. Even a couple of dialogues are directly lifted from Oh My God, like when PK talks about feeding the milk to some poor guy instead of pouring it on a Shiv Linga. I do not disagree; the only thing that lets me down is a lack of imagination on Rajkumar Hirani’s part.
Having said that, PK is a good movie, for kids and elders. But the kind of movies that Bollywood has been churning out recently, one wonders if they are utterly underestimating the intellect of the Indian audience. Majority of the movies are made for simple entertainment and these movies do not stir anything in you. They vanish from your mind by the time the credits start rolling.
PK does have layers but nothing that stimulates thoughts. It does not leave any aftereffects because we have seen it all before. It is funny in places but fails to make you empathise with the characters.
Munnabhai series by Hirani was so thought provoking! He started slipping slightly since 3 Idiots and proves himself as just another director with PK. Ranbir Kapoor appears in a totally unnecessary cameo.
I would recommend this movie if you want to watch something with the family this weekend. Do not expect a mind boggling experience. Just relax and enjoy it for the fun movie that Hirani wanted it to be.
Last, but not the least, what’s with Anushka??????
She has mutilated her face and whenever she’s in the frame, you cannot get past her lip job. It’s plain weird!!!!
And distracting!! You cannot concentrate on what she’s saying. You Gotto look at her weird lips and wonder “What happened there?”
Coming back to the movie, Amir Khan acts really well but cannot support a run down script too much. We don’t need preaching, not such an obvious one anyway. Respect the audiences’ intelligence a little, Mr. Hirani.
My Rating – 3.5/5